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From the east

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with friends and family. As is our custom, we served Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodge. We had 38 people in attendance. Thanks go out to RW Larry Gullett, Shelley Gullett, Kevin Bailey, and the others who worked in the kitchen and made this possible. It was a fine time of breaking bread and enjoying good fellowship with friends and family.

We are rather busy just now and will be conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree upon a new potential candidate on December 13. This will be followed by a Fellowcraft Degree on December 20, if the Candidate is entitled. I hope you can all come out and show your support for these Candidates and your Lodge.

In addition to the Fellowcraft Degree, December’s stated will be election of officers. It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I was installed as Master. My thanks go out to all the officers who served with me, to the Past Masters who were always there to offer advice and support when needed, and most especially to you Brethren!!! This is your Lodge and your confidence and support over the past year has meant so much. It has been an honor to have presided over such a fine Lodge as Rising Sun Lodge No. 39, the Shining Jewell of the Second Masonic District – Second to None!!!

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.

Mobile: 603-315-1157


Important Lodge Events

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017

Nashua Masonic Family

Christmas Party


Special communication

Wednesday DEC 13, 2017

Entered Apprentice Degree

7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Stated Meeting

Wednesday DEC 20, 2016

Fellowcraft Degree , If Entitled

Election of Officers

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Nashua & Other Masonic Family Dates:

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays

Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Monday December 11, 2017–York Rite Stated

Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their stated communication at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017–Ancient York Lodge

Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, Dec 22, 2017– O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.


The Holidays

Happy Holidays!!! Whether it is Merry Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, what do the holidays mean to us? No matter what your personal beliefs, I think we can all agree that it is a magical time of year, with beautiful decorations, and amazing light displays. An opportunity to give gifts and spend time with friends and family. The warmth of season’s greetings serves to remind us all that there is still good left in our world. Our simple greeting of “Merry Christmas”, or “Happy Holidays” shows others that we share in the spirit of the holiday season. Let us not forget that this time of year can be very difficult for some. Whether it is due to financial hardship, departed loved ones, illness, or any of a number of problems that we all face in our lives, this can be a difficult time as well. As Masons we value the tenets that we bring to our lodge meetings and that we live in our daily lives. Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, the treasures of Freemasonry, are the founding principles we all share. Let us be especially mindful of these tenets during the holiday season.

December Masonic birthdays

Brother Years

Edward M. Annis 59

Jack H. Tottel 58

Samuel W. Kouchalakos 41

James F. McLaughlin 41

Jeffrey D. Alexander 23

George P. Brown 19

Norman J. Poisson 19

David J. Proulx 11

Robert S. Paul 10

Jay C. Taylor 9

Michael J. Marotte 8

David R. Curran 4

Stephen W. Dohoney 4

David A. Lewis 4

Dominick L. Mandeville 4


It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $110 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $165. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2018 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2017

2016 Annual Dues Is Seriously Past Due

2017 Annual Dues Is Past Due

2018 Annual Dues is Coming Soon

You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.